Cancer Diagnostic Service
The Cancer Diagnostic Service at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) can expedite a diagnosis in patients that present with signs or symptoms of cancer and
where the appropriate next steps are unclear. Our service provides an efficient path to reach a timely diagnosis and avoid unnecessary testing and delays in treatment.
How to transfer a patient in an emergency
We can help with the rapid transfer and transport of patients to our facilities. Our team will facilitate communication between you and receiving physicians, locate inpatient beds, and arrange transport.
For adult patients, call 877-637-3337 and press "2" for Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dana-Farber partners with Brigham and Women's Hospital for adult care.
For pediatric patients, call 866-771-KIDS (5437). Dana-Farber collaborates with Boston Children's Hospital to provide inpatient care for children.
Physician liaisons are available to assist you with patient referrals, consultations with specialists, and background information about our physicians and services. For adult care, call 617-632-2040. For pediatric care, call 617-919-3002.
Information for insurance professionals
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital have been designated Centers of Excellence by the nation's leading insurance providers. We are eager to assist you in providing quality care to your clients.
Managed care inquiries
Diane P. Lanahan, MBA, RN
Oncology and stem cell transplant referrals
Financial counseling and support services
Request a speaker
Oncology specialists from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center are available to offer clinical updates to your organization. To arrange a speaker for your conference or meeting, please call 617-632-2040, and one of our physician liaisons will